I Can Do That: Shaker-inspired Step Stool

Pocket screws serve as clamps for panel glue-up.
By Megan Fitzpatrick
Pages: 36-37

From the November 2007 issue #165
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Inspired by a typical Shaker step stool, this version employs pocket screws to join both the side panels and the supports. To cut down on the number of rip cuts, I used three pieces of 1×6 dimensional lumber to form the side panels (1×6 actually measures 3/4″ x 5-1/2″), so this version also ends up a bit deeper than a traditional Shaker stool – and thus a little sturdier and beefier looking.

Online Extra

To view an animated slide show of the assembly steps for the Shaker Step Stool project, click here.

From the November 2007 issue #165
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